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Pippin Took Personality Statistics

Pippin Took is a character from Lord of the Rings. This page summarizes crowd sourced ratings of their personality collected from users of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz. People who take the quiz are asked if they would also be willing to volunteer to rate characters that they know. The ratings are made on a 100 point scale between two adjectives and then all averaged together into a composite. Because of the "law of large numbers" (a.k.a. wisdom of the crowds) this profile is very reliable. If you take one persons opinion of what a character is like and compare it to the opinion of another person about what that character is like, they could be very different. But if you compare the opinions of two groups, the difference gets smaller and smaller the larger the groups.

The table shows the average rating the character received for each trait in the survey. Because the questions are bipolar adjective pairs, they are reversible (i.e. a score of 25 on short<--->tall is the same as a score of 75 on tall<--->short). On this page, traits that had an average score below the midpoint have been reversed so they can be listed in order of most to least extreme for that character. The table also shows this character's relative rank on that trait compared to all other characters in the database. The standard deviation of ratings is shown, the basic idea here is that if the standard deviation is higher then that means there is less agreement between raters on that trait (the less agreement, the larger the sample size needed to get a reliable estimate). The number of raters is how many different individuals submitted a rating for that trait with this character; each rater rated only a random subset of traits for each character when they were surveyed.

TraitAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
short (not tall)92.51914.6529
kind (not cruel)87.117314.3522
curious (not apathetic)87.04415.6530
loyal (not traitorous)86.728718.2494
good-humored (not angry)86.27816.3487
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)85.83521.880
funny (not humorless)85.39816.6486
young (not old)85.212312.4474
folksy (not presidential)85.13119.238
chatty (not reserved)84.915419.8475
vibrant (not geriatric)84.610819.128
warm (not cold)84.410215.6426
heroic (not villainous)84.124915.5562
playful (not serious)83.28618.9531
spontaneous (not scheduled)83.113322.1464
mischievous (not well behaved)82.824720.2513
first-mate (not captain)82.512017.8567
expressive (not stoic)82.315019.1468
soulful (not soulless)82.128217.582
rural (not urban)81.93320.9153
family-first (not work-first)81.813318.1527
apprentice (not master)81.73816.3234
lenient (not strict)81.57618.3499
whippersnapper (not sage)81.23023.634
loose (not tight)81.05218.426
sunny (not gloomy)80.910919.134
spontaneous (not deliberate)80.87621.8502
playful (not shy)80.629621.4489
impulsive (not cautious)80.020224.2515
open to new experinces (not uncreative)80.025520.0529
sweet (not bitter)80.013017.9537
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)80.022121.6460
indulgent (not sober)79.917020.5502
juvenile (not mature)79.612417.0100
open-book (not secretive)79.66021.929
clumsy (not coordinated)79.59219.5504
goof-off (not studious)79.511722.882
believable (not poorly-written)79.525813.630
social (not reclusive)79.416424.6151
cheery (not sorrowful)79.38819.0508
impatient (not patient)79.124720.4197
fast-talking (not slow-talking)79.117519.240
emotional (not logical)78.417118.6498
whimsical (not rational)78.312821.9519
disorganized (not self-disciplined)78.19921.4503
romantic (not dispassionate)78.027618.349
gatherer (not hunter)77.913621.636
lighthearted (not intense)77.85526.238
provincial (not cosmopolitan)77.77223.7432
happy (not sad)77.66918.6490
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)77.521720.371
dorky (not cool)77.312218.665
human (not animalistic)77.134622.2435
crafty (not scholarly)77.122417.7535
plays hard (not works hard)77.011023.5503
freelance (not corporate)77.028027.235
straightforward (not cryptic)76.917222.2493
explorer (not builder)76.914319.5532
gregarious (not private)76.712021.6507
unambiguous (not mysterious)76.511421.4557
persistent (not quitter)76.583719.877
egalitarian (not racist)76.560619.167
healthy (not sickly)76.437520.5538
low-tech (not high-tech)76.415621.8488
instinctual (not reasoned)76.320822.9450
messy (not neat)76.315920.3396
chaotic (not orderly)76.123721.7479
glad (not mad)76.111521.768
foolish (not wise)76.012320.7555
head@clouds (not down2earth)75.916424.1477
joyful (not miserable)75.912022.392
extrovert (not introvert)75.828224.7501
flexible (not rigid)75.77318.9468
patriotic (not unpatriotic)75.626523.282
slacker (not workaholic)75.58217.881
nurturing (not poisonous)75.432719.3194
tailor (not blacksmith)75.325318.435
forgiving (not vengeful)75.220321.3493
optimistic (not pessimistic)75.118524.8503
backdoor (not official)74.920221.3511
artistic (not scientific)74.819218.8465
🐐 (not 🦒)74.88923.8113
👻 (not 🤖)74.89422.766
musical (not off-key)74.611024.252
🐿 (not 🦇)74.522027.567
disarming (not creepy)74.433619.7201
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)74.420824.2465
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)74.34018.442
🐒 (not 🐩)74.212523.671
democratic (not authoritarian)74.116823.4480
dramatic (not no-nonsense)74.124323.1215
bold (not serious)74.123919.6525
innocent (not worldly)73.89223.5506
pure (not debased)73.724123.4504
idealist (not realist)73.717424.889
vulnerable (not armoured)73.611619.5437
soft (not hard)73.519021.2461
soft (not hard)73.518822.591
focused on the present (not focused on the future)73.310624.1475
gossiping (not confidential)73.219123.2577
involved (not remote)73.035421.9523
trusting (not suspicious)72.915424.5466
open (not guarded)72.88024.3469
🤡 (not 👽)72.89825.071
😜 (not 🤐)72.823926.965
literary (not mathematical)72.721217.8441
codependent (not independent)72.515025.1590
wholesome (not salacious)72.531624.469
imaginative (not practical)72.417524.7424
domestic (not industrial)72.412923.068
bright (not depressed)72.120122.7442
rebellious (not obedient)72.145124.2436
beta (not alpha)71.920024.0400
beautiful (not ugly)71.967919.0102
loud (not quiet)71.838224.9532
oblivious (not alert)71.713524.164
French (not Russian)71.720123.737
charismatic (not uninspiring)71.457622.8398
brave (not careful)71.038823.2494
accepting (not judgemental)71.023025.4384
English (not German)70.858127.239
🙋‍♂️ (not 🙅‍♂️)70.626128.981
astonishing (not methodical)70.612524.0448
unpolished (not eloquent)70.620323.7428
open-minded (not close-minded)70.531622.5494
multicolored (not monochrome)70.521326.176
honorable (not cunning)70.433625.0538
leisurely (not hurried)70.315328.3557
submissive (not dominant)70.317021.3472
💃 (not 🧕)70.242524.7131
poetic (not factual)70.216321.447
angelic (not demonic)70.136721.8501
giggling (not chortling)70.110827.134
attractive (not repulsive)70.062821.0521
💝 (not 💔)70.024027.1135
unassuming (not pretentious)69.812826.190
intimate (not formal)69.523321.9119
unprepared (not hoarder)69.410125.1441
warm (not quarrelsome)69.325124.6500
🌟 (not 💩)69.164225.976
sensitive (not thick-skinned)69.024224.2431
treasure (not trash)68.972228.095
creative (not conventional)68.934725.3461
Greek (not Roman)68.83427.924
metrosexual (not macho)68.835422.339
noob (not pro)68.611023.798
👩‍🎤 (not 👩‍🔬)68.635024.878
anxious (not calm)68.438922.1537
🥳 (not 🥴)68.414729.366
😀 (not 😭)68.324530.294
lowbrow (not highbrow)68.212722.6488
complimentary (not insulting)68.136622.270
emancipated (not enslaved)68.148124.4449
exuberant (not subdued)67.939823.839
simple (not complicated)67.611025.7418
awkward (not suspicious)67.519823.9510
luddite (not technophile)67.125126.3399
resistant (not resigned)66.959025.5493
outlaw (not sheriff)66.941024.7460
dunce (not genius)66.715620.8523
loveable (not punchable)66.746926.143
nerd (not jock)66.651724.9511
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)66.630929.0401
feisty (not gracious)66.660524.8386
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)66.529525.9121
melee (not ranged)66.513729.337
civilized (not barbaric)66.462323.1476
bold (not shy)66.290426.4509
scandalous (not proper)66.241524.4494
pack rat (not minimalist)66.221226.464
🐀 (not 🐘)66.222327.7139
lavish (not frugal)66.032724.4458
wild (not tame)66.054224.3480
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)65.954429.341
existentialist (not nihilist)65.833322.964
🤠 (not 🤑)65.846427.080
meek (not bossy)65.718022.8476
ludicrous (not sensible)65.728525.3482
efficient (not overprepared)65.750724.530
theist (not atheist)65.620724.574
orange (not purple)65.323627.7358
vague (not precise)65.313223.1314
lost (not enlightened)65.136224.048
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)65.038826.875
trolling (not triggered)64.916223.827
scruffy (not manicured)64.831925.3568
subjective (not objective)64.818426.070
equitable (not hypocritical)64.839323.9102
chill (not offended)64.822527.138
fixable (not unfixable)64.842625.735
child free (not pronatalist)64.653428.6394
relaxed (not tense)64.212727.3475
biased (not impartial)64.063425.0450
drop out (not valedictorian)63.928929.775
interesting (not tiresome)63.867825.6532
zany (not regular)63.849425.861
hedonist (not monastic)63.737423.155
feminist (not sexist)63.767724.7100
🦄 (not 🐴)63.730427.677
moist (not dry)63.727522.328
unorthodox (not traditional)63.548426.984
nonpolitical (not political)63.325028.8447
real (not philosophical)63.057426.4349
variable (not consistent)63.021927.234
😎 (not 🧐)62.847630.585
vegan (not cannibal)62.841128.433
flamboyant (not modest)62.642627.7453
thin (not thick)62.650825.8386
altruistic (not selfish)62.251925.7503
poor (not rich)62.233423.8506
genuine (not sarcastic)62.045730.0514
liberal (not conservative)61.958529.379
western (not eastern)61.854528.9125
communal (not individualist)61.722426.688
unobservant (not perceptive)61.711830.438
overspender (not penny-pincher)61.634928.9116
🥰 (not 🙃)61.441431.6133
literal (not metaphorical)61.057127.7464
ignorant (not knowledgeable)61.021623.836
sporty (not bookish)60.836927.9454
weird (not normal)60.759125.0529
indiscreet (not tactful)60.721628.268
decorative (not utilitarian)60.625627.076
cooperative (not competitive)60.331429.1520
rugged (not refined)60.044225.0487
📈 (not 📉)60.065533.260
important (not irrelevant)59.797526.2164
pacifist (not ferocious)59.633626.1475
edgy (not politically correct)59.559125.1445
🧠 (not 💪)59.576624.2110
🧢 (not 🎩)59.546133.177
extraordinary (not mundane)59.476727.6508
anarchist (not statist)59.240427.4110
frenzied (not sleepy)59.196627.038
gendered (not androgynous)58.7109728.9179
circular (not linear)58.737923.722
socialist (not libertarian)58.613129.0383
physical (not intellectual)58.536427.2476
incompetent (not competent)58.517726.0444
🐷 (not 🐮)58.428625.996
🤺 (not 🏌)58.485432.381
disreputable (not prestigious)58.132826.7405
deviant (not average)58.066126.7344
experimental (not reliable)57.945431.145
humble (not arrogant)57.742627.3457
neurotypical (not autistic)57.796827.1459
generalist (not specialist)57.724327.849
lazy (not diligent)57.612226.6472
fast (not slow)57.482725.8457
active (not slothful)57.4102728.2424
devout (not heathen)57.358326.7428
spicy (not mild)57.372227.1451
low IQ (not high IQ)57.217022.9425
sheeple (not conspiracist)57.221626.6324
hesitant (not decisive)57.026027.0465
🤔 (not 🤫)56.963929.857
stinky (not fresh)56.829423.6137
compersive (not jealous)56.749125.5417
fortunate (not unlucky)56.546729.2506
go-getter (not slugabed)56.3106326.367
spelunker (not claustrophobic)56.271033.037
moody (not stable)56.178825.6483
smooth (not rough)56.153726.4462
abstract (not concrete)56.142827.979
flimsy (not sturdy)56.128727.031
puny (not mighty)55.728727.0476
flourishing (not traumatized)55.432327.728
😇 (not 😈)55.360928.775
historical (not modern)55.247828.3334
charming (not awkward)55.076428.6523
demure (not vain)54.953326.1439
deep (not shallow)54.776324.2106
🥾 (not 👟)54.655133.187
trusting (not charming)54.547529.4499
🤣 (not 😊)54.443933.192
slovenly (not stylish)54.341024.3489
inspiring (not cringeworthy)54.173224.477
sheltered (not street-smart)54.041931.6448
low self esteem (not narcissistic)54.040821.545
hipster (not basic)53.937526.9465
reasonable (not deranged)53.770424.366
legit (not scrub)53.797227.5113
lustful (not chaste)53.669527.9420
roundabout (not direct)53.530230.0480
vanilla (not kinky)53.459429.0454
queer (not straight)53.322429.9205
sane (not crazy)53.357126.277
not introspective (not introspective)53.234828.6110
empirical (not theoretical)52.974030.7404
avant-garde (not classical)52.949628.867
aloof (not obsessed)52.727728.8450
mainstream (not arcane)52.647928.0435
morning lark (not night owl)52.644931.2332
resourceful (not helpless)52.6108526.580
respectful (not rude)52.575224.8497
'right-brained' (not 'left-brained')52.544730.1313
punk rock (not preppy)52.551626.642
spiritual (not skeptical)52.231926.3472
driven (not unambitious)52.2118527.8441
masculine (not feminine)52.177121.4469
varied (not repetitive)52.141728.2201
self-improving (not self-destructive)52.154927.647
passive (not assertive)52.032927.7447
🛌 (not 🧗)51.945632.7144
extreme (not moderate)51.784526.9435
wavering (not resolute)51.631025.174
insider (not outsider)51.557827.6345
😬 (not 😏)51.454230.165
stuttering (not rhythmic)51.232129.038
Italian (not Swedish)51.169426.732
transient (not permanent)51.053128.3169
self-assured (not self-conscious)50.995428.6407
privileged (not oppressed)50.989424.542
tasteful (not lewd)50.488125.9454
insecure (not confident)50.436827.4470

Similar characters

The similarity between two characters can be calculated by taking the correlation between the lists of their traits. This produces a value from +1 to -1. With +1 implying that every trait one character is high on the other one is high on too, to an equal degree. And, -1 implying that if a character is high on specific trait, the other one is low on it. The 10 most and least similar characters to Pippin Took based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Merry Brandybuck (0.965)
  2. Pumbaa (0.849)
  3. Olaf (0.841)
  4. Dory (0.824)
  5. Fez (0.823)
  1. Ash (-0.69)
  2. Thomas Matthews (-0.666)
  3. Tywin Lannister (-0.654)
  4. Nurse Mildred Ratched (-0.649)
  5. Alexander Conklin (-0.646)

Personality types

Personality types according to various systems can be derived from the character's traits. Profiles for a personality type were computed by averaging together all responses from people who took the test and reported a given personality type and then this composite was matched to each of those profiles as if it was its own character (as was done above). Listed closest to worst match.

  1. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTP (r = 0.34)
  2. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTP (r = 0.28)
  3. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENTJ (r = 0.24)
  4. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFP (r = 0.22)
  5. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFP (r = 0.2)
  6. Enneagram: Type 8 (r = 0.14)
  7. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ENFJ (r = 0.13)
  8. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESTJ (r = 0.11)
  9. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ESFJ (r = 0.01)
  10. Enneagram: Type 3 (r = -0.01)
  11. Enneagram: Type 7 (r = -0.03)
  12. Enneagram: Type 4 (r = -0.09)
  13. Enneagram: Type 1 (r = -0.16)
  14. Enneagram: Type 6 (r = -0.16)
  15. Enneagram: Type 5 (r = -0.18)
  16. Enneagram: Type 2 (r = -0.23)
  17. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFP (r = -0.35)
  18. Enneagram: Type 9 (r = -0.37)
  19. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTP (r = -0.38)
  20. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INTJ (r = -0.42)
  21. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTP (r = -0.46)
  22. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFP (r = -0.46)
  23. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: INFJ (r = -0.48)
  24. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISTJ (r = -0.51)
  25. Jungian/Myers-Briggs: ISFJ (r = -0.57)


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